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fillet


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fillet  \Fil"let\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Filleted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Filleting}.] 
  To  bind,  furnish,  or  adorn  with  a  fillet. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fillet  \Fil"let\,  n.  [OE.  filet,  felet,  fr  OF  filet  thread, 
  fillet  of  meat,  dim.  of  fil  a  thread,  fr  L.  filum.  See 
  {Fille}  a  row.] 
  1.  A  little  band,  especially  one  intended  to  encircle  the 
  hair  of  the  head. 
 
  A  belt  her  waist,  a  fillet  binds  her  hair.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  (Cooking)  A  piece  of  lean  meat  without  bone;  sometimes  a 
  long  strip  rolled  together  and  tied. 
 
  Note:  A  fillet  of  beef  is  the  under  side  of  the  sirlom  also 
  called  tenderloin.  A  fillet  of  veal  or  mutton  is  the 
  fleshy  part  of  the  thigh.  A  fillet  of  fish  is  a  slice 
  of  flat  fish  without  bone.  ``Fillet  of  a  fenny  snake.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  thin  strip  or  ribbon;  esp.: 
  a  A  strip  of  metal  from  which  coins  are  punched. 
  b  A  strip  of  card  clothing. 
  c  A  thin  projecting  band  or  strip. 
 
  4.  (Mach.)  A  concave  filling  in  of  a  re["e]ntrant  angle  where 
  two  surfaces  meet  forming  a  rounded  corner. 
 
  5.  (Arch.)  A  narrow  flat  member;  especially,  a  flat  molding 
  separating  other  moldings;  a  reglet;  also  the  space 
  between  two  flutings  in  a  shaft.  See  Illust.  of  {Base}, 
  and  {Column}. 
 
  6.  (Her.)  An  ordinary  equaling  in  breadth  one  fourth  of  the 
  chief,  to  the  lowest  portion  of  which  it  corresponds  in 
  position. 
 
  7.  (Mech.)  The  thread  of  a  screw. 
 
  8.  A  border  of  broad  or  narrow  lines  of  color  or  gilt. 
 
  9.  The  raised  molding  about  the  muzzle  of  a  gun. 
 
  10.  Any  scantling  smaller  than  a  batten. 
 
  11.  (Anat.)  A  fascia;  a  band  of  fibers;  applied  esp.  to 
  certain  bands  of  white  matter  in  the  brain. 
 
  12.  (Man.)  The  loins  of  a  horse,  beginning  at  the  place  where 
  the  hinder  part  of  the  saddle  rests. 
 
  {Arris  fillet}.  See  under  {Arris}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fillet 
  n  1:  a  boneless  steak  cut  from  the  tenderloin  of  beef  [syn:  {filet}] 
  2:  a  longitudinal  slice  or  boned  side  of  a  fish  [syn:  {filet}, 
  {fish  fillet},  {fish  filet}] 
  3:  a  bundle  of  sensory  nerve  fibers  going  to  the  thalamus  [syn: 
  {lemniscus}] 
  4:  a  narrow  band  or  strip  of  ribbon  worn  as  a  headband  [syn:  {taenia}, 
  {tenia}] 
  5:  a  narrow  strip  of  welded  metal  used  to  join  steel  members 
  [syn:  {stopping}] 
  v  1:  decorate  with  a  filet  [syn:  {filet}] 
  2:  cut  into  filets,  as  of  fish  or  meat  [syn:  {filet}] 




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